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3 June, 2011 Vol. 16, No. 22

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Math Forum Special Offer | Summer Problem of the Week
Museum of Math Inaugural Memberships at Math Midway

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"At first glance at the question with My, we thought it would
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diagram. However, looks can be deceiving when we soon
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- Kenny and My, highlighted in the Geometry PoW's
Latest Solution

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Summer Problems of the Week

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Every two weeks from June through August, the Math Forum will
continue to post challenging word problems and accept solutions
to them. We encourage teachers with class, school, or district
memberships to design summer projects that draw on Current
Problems or past PoWs, such as the seasonal selection from the
Problems of the Week Library highlighted in these pages before:

http://mathforum.org/electronic.newsletter/mf.intnews14.20.html

We will have only a few volunteers doing mentoring; and our
responses will otherwise be scaled back as we get ready for a
new series of problems at the end of August.

Trial Class Accounts are available:

http://mathforum.org/products/trial.html

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"The one junior I have left in AP Statistics came charging into
my room this morning. He said something to the effect of, 'My
life has been changed -- and in a bad way.' A discussion was
taking place in his 1st period class about the merits of
statistics and how it was simply 'invented' when it would be
useful, but that calculus is far superior as it was
'discovered.' I'm looking for some back-up from all of you who
have more experience than I do comparing the two subjects. My
argument is that it was all 'invented.' Integrals did not fall
down on us from the heavens. Neither did linear regression."

- Heather, posted to the ap-stat discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2270754

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foot facility near New York City's Madison Square Park,
scheduled for completion in the fall of 2012.

Starting at discounted rates as low as $36 during this kick-off
celebration, Sunday's sale represents your first opportunity
to become a member of the nation's only museum of math.

Come to the festival street fair for your MoMath inaugural
membership and t-shirt, then transform yourself in front of
the Math Midway's mind-bending mirrors, collect souvenir math
coins, and check out the cool interactive exhibits:

- ride the square-wheeled tricycle
- play the organ function grinder
- spin the Universal Wheel of Chance
- dare to challenge the Ring of Fire

http://mathmidway.org/

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when you purchase and complete any Summer Online Professional
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PoW Class Membership: Resources & Strategies for
Effective Implementation
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Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra...one step at
a time
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Learning from Student Work: Make the Most of Your
PoW Membership
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<li>
Differentiated Math Instruction: Using Rich Problems to
Reach All Learners
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Your PoW class membership will begin when the course starts and
it won't expire until June 30, 2012.
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"At first glance at the question with My, we thought it would
be easy, since it required one question and a simple enough
diagram. However, looks can be deceiving when we soon
discovered that it required deep thinking...."
<dd>
- Kenny and My, highlighted in the Geometry PoW's
Latest Solution
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3945">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3945</a>
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Every two weeks from June through August, the Math Forum will
continue to post challenging word problems and accept solutions
to them. We encourage teachers with class, school, or district
memberships to design summer projects that draw on Current
Problems or past PoWs, such as the seasonal selection from the
Problems of the Week Library highlighted in these pages before:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://mathforum.org/electronic.newsletter/mf.intnews14.20.html">http://mathforum.org/electronic.newsletter/mf.intnews14.20.html</a></p>
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We will have only a few volunteers doing mentoring; and our
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new series of problems at the end of August.
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Trial Class Accounts are available:
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"The one junior I have left in AP Statistics came charging into
my room this morning. He said something to the effect of, 'My
life has been changed -- and in a bad way.' A discussion was
taking place in his 1st period class about the merits of
statistics and how it was simply 'invented' when it would be
useful, but that calculus is far superior as it was
'discovered.' I'm looking for some back-up from all of you who
have more experience than I do comparing the two subjects. My
argument is that it was all 'invented.' Integrals did not fall
down on us from the heavens. Neither did linear regression."
<dd>
- Heather, posted to the ap-stat discussion
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2270754">http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2270754</a>
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<a href="http://momath.org/">http://momath.org/</a>
</p>
<p>
The Museum of Math's first memberships will go on sale at the
World Science Festival Street Fair in New York City on June 5,
2011. These advance annual memberships entitle you to unlimited
visits throughout the year once doors open at the 19,000 square
foot facility near New York City's Madison Square Park,
scheduled for completion in the fall of 2012.
</p>
<p>
Starting at discounted rates as low as $36 during this kick-off
celebration, Sunday's sale represents your first opportunity
to become a member of the nation's only museum of math.
</p>
<p>
Come to the festival street fair for your MoMath inaugural
membership and t-shirt, then transform yourself in front of
the Math Midway's mind-bending mirrors, collect souvenir math
coins, and check out the cool interactive exhibits:
</p>
<ul>
<li>ride the square-wheeled tricycle</li>
<li>play the organ function grinder</li>
<li>spin the Universal Wheel of Chance</li>
<li>dare to challenge the Ring of Fire</li>
</ul>
<p align="center"><a href="http://mathmidway.org/">http://mathmidway.org/</a></p>
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